Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I'd Love to Own a Vacation Home

For generations, my family has been vacationing at the New Jersey shore. Long before the ding dongs on MTV were - why are people so obsessed with them? Anyway, every year we would rent a house and stack as many people in it as possible. Way back when I was little this consisted of my grandparents, my aunts, uncles, cousins, brother, mom and myself. Yeah like 20 people crammed in a house that technically sleeps 8. I spent many years sleeping on a air mattress while my cousin slept on 2 chairs pushed together. It was crazy insane but that is what made it so much fun.

As we have all grown older and either moved away or started families of our own, obviously it is not possible for us all to vacation together like that anymore. So now our vacation house is made up our family of 6, my brother, sister-in-law and their three kids and my mom and step-dad. If you are keeping score that is 6 adults and 7 kids. Did I mention they have twin boys too? It is crazy, but fun.

The house we rented this year. Just 4 houses from the beach. It.Was.Awesome.

Every year I dream about how awesome it would be to just own a vacation house on the Jersey Shore and be able to go whenever we want and stay as long as we want. So at some point we will pick up a few real estate books and drool over all of the beautiful homes right on the beach that we could never afford.If you think about how much we have spent renting homes over the years we probably could have bought something, but it is much easier to spend a little bit each year then to just flat out buy a home.

So owning a vacation home remains on my list of things to do if I ever win the lotto. If I ever play.

Do you dream of owning a vacation home? Where would it be?


  1. We dream of owning a house in Wisconsin Dells and one in Fl. :)

  2. Oh one near Disney would be awesome too. I'm not a fan of Florida but it would be nice to be able to take the kids to Disney every year. :)

  3. We would love to have a vacation home... but we haven't even hit all the places we plan to vacation yet where our family lives, so we don't really have an idea of where.

  4. At this point, I'd just like us to have our first home, period.

  5. We have a time share, which I guess is similar, but I would love to stay 4 blocks from the beach!


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